A warm welcome to the Leiden region.

When you move your business, start-up or organisation or hire international employees to LBSP from abroad, the Expat Centre Leiden helps you, your employees and their families settle in. Moving to a new country can be hectic. It comes with many formalities, rules and regulations that might be different from those in your home country. Let us help you prepare the required documents gather the information you need to deal with this. Depending on your country of origin, you may need an entry visa, a work permit, and a residence permit. Then, after you’ve arrived, more administration work is needed. As an expatinternational newcomer, registration is necessary for matters such as healthcare, taxes, social security, insurance, housing and vehicles. You can do this at the Expat Centre Leiden. Also, you have to register additional family members. Sometimes, information is only given in Dutch.

But don’t worry. Welcoming you to the Leiden region, the Expat Centre Leiden will guide you through the essential steps. From organizing social and informative events for internationals to translating documents to providing you expats with information on nearby schools, national holidaysthe Dutch healthcare system and discovering the neighbourhood.

The Expat Centre Leiden Leiden offers government services and registration, gives information and provides a network to internationals living or working in the Leiden region. With access to an (inter)national community and provided services in all stages of expat life, you’ll feel at home quickly.

Want to know more? Make an appointment with our contact at the Expat Centre

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